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May 27, 2017

 Your weekly roundup of Political, Environmental, Economic, Research, and Social headlines from around Lake Superior!

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#SuperiorPolitics - Waukesha Diversion debated in Chicago among 8 states, 2 provinces

Great Lakes Drinking Water Access Talks Held in Chicago

Great Lakes Drinking Water Access Talks Held in Chicago

On April 21st, the 2008 Great Lakes Compact was put to its first official test in Chicago, IL. Governors from 8 Great Lakes states, as well as representatives from Canadian provinces Ontario and Quebec, convened in Chicago to decide on the fate of the city of Waukesha's bid to divert 38 million litres per day of water from the Great …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - Nipigon nurdles issue gains local, regional attention on media and social media (Join the May 3rd meeting at Lake Helen Community Centre to discuss.)

Nipigon Nurdles Issue Gains Traction

Nipigon Nurdles Issue Gains Traction

Every Tuesday, we focus on Superior Environment stories. This article is part of a month-long focus on microplastics and their impact. Join us on May 3rd, 7pm-9pm at the Lake Helen Community Hall for an information session and discussion on microplastics issue. Click here for meeting details. Last week, Nipigon-area resident Chuck Hutterli spoke with the InfoSuperior Team about plastic …

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#SuperiorEconomic - Soo Locks to receive new control panels this summer

Soo Locks to Get Tech Upgrade

Soo Locks to Get Tech Upgrade

The Soo Locks aren't getting any younger, so they're aiming to keep up with the times. This summer, they'll be receiving a computer system upgrade. Jim Peach, an assistant engineer at the locks, told The Detroit News that the upgrade is keeping in line with the "general direction of the industry - everything is getting more digital and automated." The …

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#SuperiorResearch - Geomatics on the go in Grand Marais, MN

InfoSuperior and Lakehead U team up with Cross-Border Agencies on Geomatics Project

InfoSuperior and Lakehead U team up with Cross-Border Agencies on Geomatics Project

Representatives and students of Lakehead University's Geography and Environmental Science Dept., Minnesota Dept of Natural Resources Lake Superior Coastal Program, the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Fisheries Management Council for Zone 9 met on April 19th at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais, …

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#SuperiorSocial - "The worse the weather, the better the waves": Surfing Superior in sub-zero temps

Surf's Up on Superior, Even in Winter

Surf's Up on Superior, Even in Winter

It's not for the faint of heart. Surfers are made of tough stuff, though. Alex Gray and his ilk are surfers who storm-chase their way around Northern Minnesota's Superior shoreline in search of the perfect wave. Did we mention they do it in sub-zero celsius temps, too? "The worse the weather, the better the waves," Alex Brost, of Idol Surfboards, …

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